electricity

  • August 19, 2014   BY Diane Jeanty 

    As fighting resumes between Israeli Defense Forces and Hamas in Gaza after a five day ceasefire, Turkish shipbuilder Karadeniz Holding announced Tuesday plans to send a floating power station to provide electricity to the war torn area. Continue reading

  • June 16, 2014   BY Diane Jeanty 

    The West African nation has been forced to ration its electricity throughout the month due to shortages in natural gas and lower than average water levels needed to power the Akosombo dam along the Volta River. Currently, the dam is operating with one turbine while two other turbines are shut down. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2013  

    Within the next three years, it is expected that nearly 65 million homes in the U.S. will have wireless smart meters. But some California environmentalists, liberals, Tea Party supporters and other activists are not enthused by this. At the heart of the debate is whether smart meters can cause illness. Spencer Michels reports. Continue reading

  • August 26, 2013  

    The wildfire burning outside of Yosemite National Park has already consumed 235 square miles of forest and threatened several small towns. Jeffrey Brown reports on the efforts more than 3,600 firefighters to battle one of the largest wildfires in California state history and protect San Francisco’s power and water supplies. Continue reading

  • January 1, 2013  

    While storm victims of Sandy find hope as some businesses re-open in hard-hit areas, debate on how to rebuild the shore has slowed the pace of recovery. Jeffrey Brown talks to New York Times’ Sarah Maslin Nir and New Jersey Public TV’s Mike Schneider on how federal disaster relief aid will be used to rebuild smarter and better. Continue reading

  • November 2, 2012  

    Extensive damage to infrastructure and buildings in the Northeast has limited access to critical supplies of gasoline, electricity and clean water up and down the Jersey coastline and in New York City. Ray Suarez talks to New York Times’ Patrick McGeehan about the state of New York’s five boroughs, where patience wears thin. Continue reading

  • July 13, 2012  

    Miles O’Brien examines power grid reliability in a neighborhood near Austin, Texas that uses “smart grid” technology to track – and control – its energy consumption. Continue reading

  • July 5, 2012  

    Six days after fierce storms hit numerous mid-Atlantic states, more than 500,000 people still remained without power. Also, Pakistan reopened routes to Afghanistan after having closed them for seven months, and the first trucks rumbled through Thursday. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2012   BY Dave Gustafson  

    Dr. Laura Stachel and her husband founded We Care Solar to help bring light to the estimated 300,000 hospitals and clinics in the developing world that don’t have reliable sources of electricity. Our slideshow highlights Stachel’s work toward equipping remote clinics with solar suitcases that bring light to dark delivery rooms. Continue reading

  • August 18, 2010   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Doura’s electric plant in southeast Baghdad was spared the firebombing at the start of the Iraq war in 2003. It supplies much of the city’s power, but many residents say that power is in short supply. During the summertime’s peak use, they might get only two to four hours of electricity per day. Photos by Larisa Epatko Continue reading

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